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The original Steins;Gate is a time-warping visual novel-style game that launched in Japan in 2009 before coming to the rest of the world in English in the following years. Since then, it’s gotten a full anime adaptation and gathered something of a cult following. Soon, publisher Spike Chunsoft will release a new souped-up version that includes scenes from all 24 episodes of the anime, plus brand-new animations for the game’s numerous endings. It’s called Steins;Gate Elite, and its release date is February 19 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

You might be planning to pick up Steins;Gate Elite regardless of whether you played the original game or watched the anime. If so, you’ll want to know about what comes in the various editions, what platform-exclusive bonuses are available, where you can buy it, and how much it costs. Read on for answers to all of these questions.

Steins;Gate Elite Platform Differences

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The additional bonus you get with Steins;Gate Elite depends on the platform you buy it on. Switch editions of the game come with 8-Bit ADV Steins;Gate, a retro-style adventure game that lets you “play as Okabe and explore an 8-bit version of Akihabara.”

Buy Steins;Gate Elite on PS4, and you’ll receive Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram, a spinoff visual novel that contains a collection of 10 new side stories based on characters from the original game.

Where to Buy Stein;Gate Elite Standard Edition

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The standard edition of Steins;Gate Elite retails for $59.99 and comes with the base game as well as the applicable bonus game. Amazon has the lowest price on the physical version at the time of the writing; it costs $56.14 when you clip the coupon on the site. The Nintendo eShop has the digital version for $53.99.

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Where to Buy Stein;Gate Elite Limited Edition

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The limited edition of Steins;Gate Elite costs $89.99 and comes with the base game and platform-exclusive additional game, as well as the following items:

  • Cloth poster
  • Hardcover storyboard collection (118 pages)

Nintendo Switch

PlayStation 4

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